Situated just a stone’s throw from Warsaw’s Royal Castle and Zygmunt Column, the extensive renovation of the now neglected late-baroque residences is hoped to restore more of Warsaw’s cultural heritage, 80 percent of which was wiped out during WWII.
Developed by Hitler’s scientists to attack Allied cities in retaliation for their bombings of German cities, the V-2 rocket dubbed ‘Hitler’s Wonder Weapon’ was discovered in the village of Mokre in eastern Poland.
Weighing nearly 13 tons, cast in Kraków in 1520 by Nuremberg bellmaker Hans Beham, it was hung on 9 July 1521 in a specially erected defence tower of Wawel Royal Castle, known as the Zygmunt Tower.
Inside archaeologists came across bullets belonging to both German and Soviet troops leading researchers to believe it could have been the site of fierce fighting in 1944.
Long harbouring associations with the country’s most prominent powerbrokers, the Brühl was originally known as the Sandomierski Palace and was completed in 1640 to act as the Warsaw base of Jerzy Ossoliński.
At over 6,000 square metres, the little-known about Underground museum is possibly the largest of its kind on the planet.
Intricately illustrated and compiled by Leonard Targoński, a royal surveyor and bailiff based in the Łomża region, the maps have been hailed for their technical perfection and staggering attention to detail; among other things, roadside crosses have been defined, as have mills, farmsteads, chapels, trees, dikes and palaces.
The grim discovery thought to date back to the Bronze Age was made in the village of Tuchola Żarska after local schoolchildren began digging around with a bucket and spade.
President Andrzej Duda took part in an observance marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the 3rd Silesian Uprising, in Katowice, southern Poland.
We get the inside info behind the commemoration of one of Poland’s most renowned generals in the UK after several decades since the end of World War II.